Charles Nodrum Selects

Exhibition of works from the La Trobe University Art Collection and talk by Charles Nodrum

La Trobe University Museum of Art
14 July – 29 August 2010

In a personal collection, unless you are a masochist, you are not going to hang a work on your wall that you don’t like, just because it happens to be an ‘important painting’ by an ‘important artist’ – Charles Nodrum

20 August 2010 – 11.30 am
Charles Nodrum will be appearing at the La Trobe Museum of Art (Bundoora) to discuss his approach to the art of building a personal collection.
This is a FREE event but please book to ensure availability of seating (see contact details below).

Mortime Menpes, 'Holy Sands', nd

In 1969 Charles Nodrum arrived from England and walked off the street and into a job at Joseph Brown’s prominent Melbourne art gallery. It was during this time that he began what was to become a life-long commitment to collecting the works of key Australian contemporary artists – among the first artists he collected were Sydney Ball, Mike Brown and Jon Balsaitis. Now one of Australia’s most recognised and important art dealers, since the early 1980s his gallery, Charles Nodrum Gallery in Richmond, has developed a reputation for presenting the work of leading Australian and International artists in both solo and thematically curated exhibitions.

Charles is an alumnus of La Trobe University where he majored in philosophy. Although philosophical problems still interest Charles art and art collecting have become his leading passion. In this exhibition Charles Nodrum selects favourite works from the La Trobe University art collection with a focus on portraiture and the figure. This exhibition coincides with Unearthed: Fifty years of Australian Landscape Art from the Charles Nodrum Collection curated by LUMA and presented at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre (more detail on the website here).

Bookings and information
Anita La Pietra
Education and Public Programs Officer
T: +61 3 9479 2111